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Cargill Reviews

Updated March 22, 2019
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Cargill President & CEO David W. MacLennan
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  • "Work/life balance and no overtime for salaried employees who work through the weekend" (in 88 reviews)

  • "long hours away from your family, extremely cold" (in 60 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people with diverse, global team.

    Cons

    At the time much of IT was being outsourced

    Advice to Management

    Look at bringing some level of engineering back in house


  2. "Good culture but slow to move forward"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture, people care and try hard to do well, lives its values for the most part

    Cons

    spends too much time figuring out how to move forward, too consensus driven, keeps trying new models and then re-organizing only to then try new models and reorganize.

    Advice to Management

    Make better decisions about how to become a more agile and customer-focused company and then drive change. Don't be so wishy-washy or focused on maintaining relationships that you make plans and pronouncements and then try to re-organize your way to success but you don't actually change anything of substance.

  3. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Field Milk Operator in Batavia, NY
    Former Employee - Field Milk Operator in Batavia, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a long-standing company

    Cons

    Not enough hiring the day

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  4. "Challenging and rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse projects opportunities for working

    Cons

    Not for people who need direction and lack self motivation


  5. "Good Company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Driver Manager in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Driver Manager in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    Good company. To work for. They are moral and transparent.

    Cons

    This company says they care about there people, but there is a real disconnect between talk and action. Ultimately money and profit superceed their employees.


  6. "Very good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    Great Long term view Company

    Cons

    I enjoyed my jobs withing Cargill


  7. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Hazleton, PA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Hazleton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and workable shifts

    Cons

    No bad downfalls everything headed the right direction

  8. "Great company overall"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Offers plenty of opportunities to pursue lateral movement across other departments and industries
    Great benefits
    Pay seems reasonable
    Culture and values set in writing are ones I strive to meet everyday in my personal life
    Job security seems very high
    Great work/life balance
    Plenty of vacation days
    Great opportunities to advance yourself with certifications and classes paid for by Cargill

    Cons

    Certain offices can get fairly political and hierarchical
    There can be a disconnect with the vision and goals set by each office/department/boss (lack of purpose and goals tend to lead to underachievement and disengagement)

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend focusing more on setting your vision and goals and being more deliberate with stating them to your teams. Employees become less engaged when they don't have a vision to help pursue as a team and especially become disengaged when they don't have a leader they are willing to do it with as well. I would put my attention not on underachieving teams, but the managers of the underachieving teams.


  9. "Good exposure to the food industry"

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    Former Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great leaders and easy access to leadership, travel, projects

    Cons

    Political, incompetent managers, traditional business culture

    Advice to Management

    Embrace young leaders, the world is changing faster than ever


  10. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Chemist I
    Former Employee - Chemist I

    I worked at Cargill full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Compensated well

    Cons

    Salaried don't get paid overtime